Health Status OutcomesDiabetes was the 6th leading cause of death in New Mexico in 2017 and was the underlying cause of 673 deaths for NM residents. Deaths due to diabetes are an indicator that people are not controlling their diabetes well. Complications, which are very costly, include cardiovascular disease, blindness, end stage kidney disease, and lower extremity amputations. The risks of cardiovascular disease and stroke are 2 to 4 times higher in people with diabetes. About 65% of deaths in people with diabetes nationwide are due to these conditions. Prediabetes, a condition in which blood sugar is higher than normal but not as high as in diabetes, can be prevented from progressing to diabetes through healthy eating, physical activity and weight loss.
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